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by sawdust1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Help needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Help needed please

Not being a car guy I have to ask. What is it?
Wait! When I ran my mouse over it revealed it. Holden.
David
by sawdust1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: functional crosscut saw
Replies: 1
Views: 99

functional crosscut saw

Has anyone ever tried to make a functional crosscut blade? I have no need to make one I was just curious.

David
by sawdust1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: Removing powder coat finish
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Removing powder coat finish

Education is expensive in time and money.... I will recut the letter later today. I got this far I am going to hang a flat coat on it just to see what happens. I could not get it perfectly unwarped anfter the heating so I will not be giving it to her. I did consider beating the hell out of it to giv...
by sawdust1
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: Removing powder coat finish
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Removing powder coat finish

I got out the torch and was amazed at how durable and heat resistant that coating is! Yes it took a lot of time to burn it all off, and it warped. So I got to beat it flat again. I think that simply cutting another one would have not taken that much longer. I recall cooking the coating off once in t...
by sawdust1
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: Removing powder coat finish
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Removing powder coat finish

I got out the torch and was amazed at how durable and heat resistant that coating is! Yes it took a lot of time to burn it all off, and it warped. So I got to beat it flat again. I think that simply cutting another one would have not taken that much longer. I recall cooking the coating off once in t...
by sawdust1
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: Removing powder coat finish
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Removing powder coat finish

i learned something yesterday, gloss shows dents really badly. I made a split monogram and it warped a bit from the grinding on the back side. No problem, a few well placed whacks with a hammer and it flattened right out. Acid wash for the mill scale, sandblast and ink black coating. It looks like i...
by sawdust1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: First Completed Project-Gate
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: First Completed Project-Gate

That has class.
David
by sawdust1
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Opening a metal art store. Need some ideas!
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Opening a metal art store. Need some ideas!

I have seen something called a Bull Panel at farm stores. It is like heavy welded wire mesh the openings have different configurations. Some of it is really heavy duty and they can be bought already galvanized, most are fourty inches by eight feet. Hung on a wall like wainscot might work, held proud...
by sawdust1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: monkey pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: monkey pattern

Monkey link

http://www.sherykdesigns-blog.com/2011/ ... nkeys.html
You could also try monkey svg or dxf
Lots of things pop up.
David
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Coat Hook Design Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: Coat Hook Design Needed

Much appreciated! I shrank the size down a bit and welded the hook onto two magnet cups, powdercoated and voila!
Many campgrounds seem to not have hooks in the showers anymore.
I would post a picture but my camera calved again.

david
by sawdust1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Adhesive backed standoffs?
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Adhesive backed standoffs?

I have used a product mfg by a company called Faucher, the aluminum fails before the glue.

www.faucher.ca

David
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Scrap Bin
Replies: 20
Views: 871

Re: Scrap Bin

I consider myself really lucky. I have a welder friend who works mostly in aluminum, he has two huge bins one for steel and one for aluminum. I use lots of his offcuts from the bins and return the even smaller scraps. Any scrap that I generate from purchased sheets I can also put in his bins.
David
by sawdust1
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Fire Rescue Stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Fire Rescue Stuff

Were they originally drawn in mm? 153 mm would be a reasonable size.
David
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Cat yin yang
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Cat yin yang

My take on the file. Nose might be too small.
Cat people say they really like it.

thank you to Dave,
David
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need file drawn
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: need file drawn

I was too slow. OH well, learned how to do it.
DAvid
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need file drawn
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: need file drawn

[attachment=0]ring with 6 holes.dxf[/attachment]Ok, I hope this works! Finally I get to contribute something!

File should be attached.
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need file drawn
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: need file drawn

I'm not good yet, I will have a go at it!
david
by sawdust1
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Repeating Panel Design
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Repeating Panel Design

Looks like a mediterranean window opening. Very nice.
by sawdust1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Rise and Shine
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: rise and shine

I like your barbed wire.
dc
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Q for the guys with drag knives
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Q for the guys with drag knives

Depending on how much you plan to do you could find an old Cricut Personal cutter. Should be less than $50. Has all the parts you need for a pressure adjustable cutter. You can dial up or down the pressure, the solenoid will become your z axis if you wish. Toss the x and y axis with the casing. The ...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: What is your choice of Plasma Cutter?
Replies: 19
Views: 695

Re: What is your choice of Plasma Cutter?

I have a Miller Cutmate 375. Bought it new many years ago, only goes up to 27 amps and for what I do it is excellent. I do wish that Miller had a Jim Colt! My only issue has been the torch handle, couple times I have had to dismantle it and wiggle wires. I also wish that I could swap a machine torch...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: warped sheet metal hold down
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: warped sheet metal hold down

I have left over aluminum wires that are from a chain link fence. These wires are used to hold the top of the fence onto the top rail. I had lots left over so I used the hook to go under my support bars and I bend the rod over onto the surface of my metal to cut keeping it tight. 1/2 inch sharp back...
by sawdust1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Cat yin yang
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Cat yin yang

Thanks Dave,

Looking at it I initially thought it was one piece, one cat pushed up and the other pushed down. I can see (looking again) in the whiskers of the left cat that there is metal back there.
David

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